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    Derived from Aerospatiale Alouette III

    The Chetak is a version of the Alouette III built by HAL in Bangalore, India under a Jun 1962 licence. Production began in 1969, following earlier orders placed around 1965, after the first Indian assembled example flew on 11 Jun 1965. By 1978, 209 had been produced and after nearly 40 years, in 2005 some 330 Chetaks had been produced, mainly for Indian use (military and civil) but some have found other African and Asian customers (eg Nepal in 1974, Namibia in 1994).

    chetak News

    Indian Helicopters to the Rescue in Mauritius, 18-Aug-20 : #Wakashio Indian Coast Guard and Air Force Dhruv and Chetak (Alouette III) helicopters rescue crew and extricate skimmed oil from the Japanese cargo ship MV Wakashio which ran aground on the reef at Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius on its way from China to Brazil

    HAL Delivers Upgraded Chetak to Indian Navy, 25-Jul-19 : HAL delivered first of eight Chetak (Alouette III built in India) upgraded helicopters with the latest communication and navigation systems to the Indian Navy from a contract signed in August 2017

    Indian Navy Helicopters on Australian Ships, 06-May-19 : #AUSINDEX India and Australia highlighted their navies’ interoperability during AUSINDEX in the Bay of Bengal with their Sea King, Chetak (Alouette III), MRH90 and MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

    Derivatives & Versions

    chetan 2005 Prototype Chetan introduced in Jan 2005, probably to give a boost to the HAL manufacturing plant as Chetak production gives way to the new Dhruv. ...

    List of Operators of HAL chetak

    From Organisation with model chetak
    india Bharatiya Thalsena
    india Bharatiya Nau Sena
        85 1969/   
    india Bharatiya Thatrakshak
        18 1978/   
    suriname Surinaamse Luchtmacht
        3 2015/   
    Construction Numbers on database of chetak or its versions


    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    AH178 MU MPH-01
    AH289 MU MPH-03
    AH290 IN IN475
    AH292 IN IN477
    AH298 MU MPH-06
    AH299 IN IN483
    AH306 NP NA-029
    AH307 NP NA-030
    AH326 NA H 704
    AH337 NP NA-034
    AH338 NP NA-035
    AH350 SR SAF H001
    AH351 SR SAF H002
    AH352 SR SAF H003
    IN Z968
    NA H 702
    IN CG801
    IN CG803
    IN IN492
    IN Z1890
    IN Z1897
    21 C/N.